VanDevanter, N., Raveis, V., Kovner, C., et al. (2017). Challenges and Resources for Nurses Participating in a Hurricane Sandy Hospital Evacuation. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 49(6): 635–643.
New York University’s Langone Medical Center had to be evacuated during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The authors interviewed nurses to determine strengths and challenges associated with the evacuation and found that coworker support, leadership, and “personal resourcefulness” helped nurses respond. Challenges included limited prior disaster experience, training, and education, and the authors emphasize the need for more disaster-related education in schools of nursing.